TEXAS (NFL/Florio) – The NFL’s concussion lawsuit epidemic continues to grow. Former NFL tight finish Matt Schobel has filed a civil complaint against the NFL in Texas, according to TheBigLead.com. Schobel played for the Bengals and Eagles.
The allegations in this single-plaintiff lawsuit echo the other pending concussion lawsuits. Schobel claims that the NFL knew or really should have recognized about the lengthy-term wellness effects of concussions, that the NFL understated and/or concealed the evidence, and that the NFL failed to take measures aimed at warning or protecting players from concussions.
Meanwhile, the former player who filed the very first concussion lawsuit against the league, Ray Easterling, reportedly has committed suicide, according to NFLConcussionLitigation.com. His claims against the league could be converted to a wrongful death action, equivalent to the suit filed by the estate of Dave Duerson against the NFL.
In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be taking a closer appear at the concussion litigation – the claims, the defenses, the status of the lawsuits, and all other relevant problems. Most NFL fans don’t care about the situation, but all must. Even though it’s a lot more than a bit unrealistic to suggest these claims could result in the extinction of the NFL, the lessons learned by the NFL (and issues relating to future litigation) could continue to push the league toward safety measures that will potentially alter the way the game is played in a manner that alienates some fans.
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